BA (Hons) in Art and Design with Foundation Year

BA (Hons) Art and DesignCourse ModulesWhat our Graduates doEntry Requirements
I love this course, it has lightened my life in a whole new way. It’s taught me so much and given me so much more than I ever expected. – Tamasin Doyle, BA (Hons) Art and Design
This subject-specific foundation year is an introductory programme of study attached to one of our four Art and Design pathways: 3D Design and Craft, Fashion and Textiles, Fine Art and Graphic Design and is designed for students who have already formed a clear specialist direction.

This educational route will accelerate students knowledge and understanding within one of the four distinct pathways:

BA (Hons) in Art and Design with Foundation Year Course Overview

During this foundation year, students will be introduced to essential skills and processes relating to the chosen subject pathway as well as aspects of drawing, researching and recording. Students will also build upon the personal skills needed to express and communicate ideas. On successful completion of the foundation year, subsequent years are as specified on the BA (Hons) Art and Design course description.

This programme is delivered using a combination of set projects, lectures, seminars, tutorials, demonstrations, theoretical and practical investigation, studio and workshop practice, exhibitions, field trips and self directed study.

Modules offered

Following successful completion of their foundation year, Jade O’Bryan and Hannah Parry are currently in the second year of the BA (Hons) Art and Design: Graphic Design course. Jade and Hannah recently collaborated on a live project set by OMC Investments to develop a brand identity for a new boutique hotel in Colchester and won third prize.

Career Opportunities

On completion of BA (Hons) in Art and Design, graduates obtain employment in a range of art and design related applications including fine art, three dimensional design, graphic design, illustration, fashion/textile design, education, multi-media, exhibition, museum, journalism and styling.

Course Progression

On successful completion of the foundation year, on this course students progress onto the three year BA (Hons) in Art and Design programme in one of the four pathways.

A portfolio of artwork. 32 UCAS points* plus 3 GCSEs (grades A*- C) one of which must be English language.
*2017-18 UCAS Tariff

Costs and Financial Support
Academic Calendar
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Apply through UCAS Course Enquiry Line
01206 712 777
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Start a course this September
Subject Area(s)
  • Higher Education (Degree Level)
  • Colchester

(Fashion and Textiles),
(Graphic Design),
(Fine Art),
(3D Design and Craft)


Foundation 1 year, BA (Hons) 3 years

This course is not currently taking applications for 2017-18 and will be recruiting again from September 2018

Start Date September 2017
Course Validated By
  • University of Essex
Tuition Fees Tuition Fees


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